The fourth annual Dig N' Dirt Day brought families to Thiel's Greenhouses to plant for a good cause.
The planted items during Dig N' Dirt Day will be used for Bruderheim's Communities in Bloom program and produce will go to local families and the food bank.
"I am a firm believer that when you're doing business in the community, it's important to give back," said Nadine Stielow, owner of Thiel's Greenhouses. "Planting for the food bank just makes sense because they always need extra."
The annual event expands each year, both in attendance and activities offered.
This year's events consisted of: an available Stihl representative to inform customers about gardening equipment; a presentation by Butterflies, Wings & Wishes on the importance of pollinators; a presentation by food blogger Kimberly Minard about eating healthy and local; several vendors; and a composting workshop.
"It's important to make that connection for families and youth about where our food comes from," added Stielow.
Stielow also provided guests with her own presentation on avoiding the use of pesticides.
All guests at the event were given the opportunity to try their hand at planting.